- ca. 1920-1999 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
4.2 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
Canadian playwright and journalist Lois Kerr, née Reynolds, was born in Hamilton, Ontario. Educated at the University of Toronto. Died in Vancouver, British Columbia, on December 5, 2001. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian theatre, p. 284.
Acquired in several accessions between 1982 and 1999. MsC 275 donated by John R. Kerr in 2002.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence; diaries; scrapbooks; photographs and slides; personal and family memorabilia; manuscripts of stage and television plays, skits, lyrics, music, poetry, fiction and prose; playbills, reviews and promotional material relating to various play productions; and miscellaneous material. One small appendix (MsC 275) consists of material relating to Lois Kerr's memorial service and burial: a compact disc recording of a special arrangement of L. Kerr's song "Woods are full of violets" sung and recorded by David Kerr; programme of the service, December 16, 2001; texts of "Words of Remembrance" by L. Kerr's three sons; signatures of guests; and letters of condolence.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions governing access
Some items restricted.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Includes ca. 160 photographs, ca. 120 slides and 28 audio cassettes.
Further accruals expected.
Title based on contents of the fonds.